Crucible for smoldering and igniting


Archival print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Metallic
38 x 26 in / 96.5 x 66 cm
Edition of 3

The Crucible series urges a conversation between individual and global moments, touching on intimate aspects of this relationship. The porous connection between a lived experience to the far-reaching environment is portrayed through domestic, material manifestations. The artist’s own souvenirs, inherited objects, and hand-built ceramics interface with instances of environmental disaster and geo-planetary disruption. Crucible for smoldering and igniting pulls imagery from Russia’s “zombie
fires”, a nickname for the recent phenomenon where fires have stayed smoldering underground from winters past. A wasp nest and ceramic figurine from Sicily accompany the satellite imagery.